New Virtual DICE VM images are available for download. A lot of software has been updated, but the big news is that the VMs now include Java. A careful review of the licence conditions suggested that we were after all allowed to do this!
Virtual DICE is the School’s DICE Linux, but running in a virtual machine which you can control. It uses VirtualBox so can run on any supported machine (with enough disk space and memory). To find out more read the Virtual DICE help pages.
The Java software is now also available for the previous Virtual DICE release (hostnames knibbergen and knijff). However the software update may well fail due to lack of disk space on the VM. If this happens, just install the latest Virtual DICE. (The new Virtual DICE VMs have more disk space, and have Java already installed.)
As ever, please contact computing support with any problems you encounter. Thanks.